Managing All of the Stuff

A week from today the first graded draft of my thesis is due.  I have an appointment to go to the writing center to meet with the director on Monday.  I do not want to waste my time with him working on things I could have gotten to myself but had not yet, so for…

On a Thesis High

My thesis has never gone this well so far and I have never been so excited about it and motivated.  And every week recently this fact is becoming truer and truer.  The pieces are coming together and I see a clear path ahead.  Whenever I start working on my thesis it has been hard to…

Buster Simpson is back in the mix and my concept map reflects it.

I took a bold step this week.  I kicked Aviva Ramahni out of my thesis.  I have decided I only want to focus on aquatic eco art that are ecoventions, a term used by Spaid (2002) to refer art that has a direct ecological impact.  Rahmani’s Blue Rocks may have had an impact, but it was not…

Going deeper into Weintraubs’ Literature

I have made a decision and taken out the section on Linda Weintraub’s framework in methodology of my thesis and went much more in depths on her writing in the background section.  She is the primary scholar on eco-art that I discuss.  Here is what I wrote: “One of the primary scholars I have found…

Shifting my research question and restructuring my methodology

At the end of last semester and over winter break I was truly struggling with my methodology and focus question.  It seemed close to what I wanted to do, but not quite there yet.  I was not asking quite the right question and my methodology was not working.  Whether or not the art I was…